Dragon in the Japanese Garden at Butchart

Dragon Returns to the Japanese Garden at The Butchart Gardens

There Are Now Two Dragons at The Butchart Gardens The dragon that once graced the top of the watercourse in the Japanese Garden has returned–in a manner of speaking. Admittedly, it’s not the original, but we will go out on a limb and state with great confidence it is superior in many ways. Although The […]

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Canada 150 Garden Experience designation

10 Gardens BC Members Receive ‘Canada 150 Garden Experience’ Designations

150 garden ways to celebrate Canada’s birthday year, and 16 can be found in Super, Natural British Columbia! In celebration of Canada’s sesquicentennial, the Canadian Garden Council in collaboration with the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association, unveiled 150 jury-selected gardens and garden experiences that have received the ‘Canada 150 Garden Experience’ designation, 16 of which are located in British Columbia, […]

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Spring Prelude 2017 at The Butchart Gardens

There is nothing quite like experiencing the beauty of spring weeks before nature intended it to arrive – especially when you get to experience it in a climate controlled environment! Each year we challenge ourselves to improve this incredible garden display and we are confident that you will be more than impressed with what we anticipate will be our finest installation to date.

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The Butchart Gardens 2017 Winter Notebook

The words ‘Garden’ and ‘Winter’ are words not typically synonymous with each other and certainly don’t conjure warm feelings or images that might draw you outdoors. The terms we commonly hear associated in regard to the winter garden are: structure, form, texture, contrast, colourful stems and berries, curious seed heads, interesting bark etc.

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Landscape Horticulture Certification programs at The Gardens at HCP

Landscape Horticulture Certificate at The Gardens at HCP

Grow your own career in horticulture! The 10-month Horticulture Certificate Program is designed for students who seek to become professional gardeners. After 10 months, you will be ready for employment or self-employment in the field of horticulture. The program runs from January to November so students can follow an entire growing season.

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Facility Rentals at UBC Botanical Garden

Roseline Sturdy Amphitheatre A modern terraced setting, with a beautifully patinaed rammed-earth wall, provides an exquisite space for your ceremony. The Roseline Sturdy Amphitheatre with its tiered seating has capacity for up to 225 people. Check availability. Main Lawn Our largest available venue with a capacity for over 250 people, the Main Lawn is the ideal […]

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Gardens British Columbia launches innovative new website

Gardens British Columbia launches innovative new website Visit gardensbc.com and explore British Columbia’s exquisite Gardens   Victoria, BC, December 15, 2015 – Gardens British Columbia is pleased to launch its new website in partnership with Destination British Columbia. As an officially recognized tourism sector, it is estimated there are currently between 50 and 100 gardens […]

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Sunken Garden

The Butchart Gardens – Garden Report for Dec 3, 2015

This will be my last report for the year as the gardens have fully transitioned into their tranquil winter mode. Our mild climate motivates some plants to act out of character at times and we have recently observed the very first daffodil blooming in behind what is typically our dahlia border. The viburnum bodnantense is […]

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